Friars Routed at BU

College Men's Hockey Falls At No. 2/3 Boston University, 6-1

Shane Luke scores for the

BOSTON, Mass. — The Providence College men's
hockey team was defeated by No. 2/3 Boston University, 6-1, Friday night in a
Hockey East game played at Agganis Arena in Boston, Mass.  The
Terriers scored four times in the in the first period and never looked


University (14-6-1, 11-4-1 Hockey East) took a 1-0 lead 1:31 into the game as
Sahir Gill scored from in close for his seventh goal of the season. 
Alex Chiasson, Ryan Santana and Adam Clendening also scored in the latter
part of the period to give BU a four-goal cushion.  Providence
(9-10-2, 7-6-1) outshot the Terriers, 11-6, in the first 20 minutes and had two
power plays, but could not convert.


Friars pulled to within 4-1 in the second period when freshman Shane Luke
(Dauphin, Man.) scored his first collegiate goal at 8:59.  Luke
pounced on a loose puck in front and fired several shots before notching the
goal.  Senior Matt Bergland (Faribault, Minn.) and freshman Drew
Brown (Grass Lake, Mich.) assisted on the goal.


Justin Gates (Cranston, R.I.) who came into the game in the first period, made a
season-high 27 saves for the Friars.  Kieran Milan had 36 stops for
the Terriers, who finished with a 39-37 advantage in shots.


In the
third period, the Terriers took advantage of a five-minute power play and scored
twice to increase their lead to 6-1.

The two
teams will complete the weekend series at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 at
Schneider Arena.